Comet Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák
Comet Designation: 41P
Constellation: Ursa Major


In early spring 2017 comet 41P Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák made for a prominent appearance on the northern sky. The periodically reappearing comet came close to naked eye visibility and was an easy object for binoculars at dark locations. If you watch closely, you may notice the coma's minute asymmetry indicating the rudimentary southward tail of the comet.

I did not bother to hide the delicate satellite trail through the picture as it had interrupted the perfectly regular star trails resulting from the comet movement. It is the only trail stretching across the entire picture from bottom right to upper left closly above the comet's central condensation.


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